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Executive Recruiting Insights

Is Your Resume Current?

Many leaders have not updated their resume in years. When we ask candidates for a copy of their resume, we often hear one of two things:  “I’ve never needed a resume” or “You can just use my LinkedIn profile.”   The thought behind never needing a

Is Communication Killing Your Recruiting Game?

Communication can make or break any relationship, whether it be personal or business. In any personal or professional relationship, the ability to communicate effectively is one of the most important skills you can have.  According to Build My Confidence, the way you communicate will always be essential.

The Importance of Marketing

A mortgage company’s marketing department should be valued as equally as any other department. I often hear that the operations department knows, and appreciates, that they wouldn’t have a job without the sales team bringing the business to them. I don’t hear this as often

ADVANTAGES FOR EMPLOYERS TO USE A RECRUITER

Hiring is not just about filling a position; it’s about bringing in the right people to help your business grow and succeed. That’s why it’s extremely important that the best possible candidates for the position are identified and brought on board; these individuals will bring

THE ART OF THE RELATIONSHIP

I purchased my home in the heat of the crisis. (Isn’t it funny how anyone in the mortgage industry instantly knows what time period you’re referring to when you say “the crisis?”) A few years ago, a loan officer (“Summer”) with my lender began contacting

CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE 101

There are countless reasons why ensuring a candidate has a positive interview experience should be an important part of your recruiting strategy. Not only is it crucial in bringing on board the best candidates, it also helps to shape your brand perception among these individuals.

IS YOUR CANDIDATE IS CONFIDENT OR JUST COCKY?

Many employers can agree that having a candidate with confidence is a definite asset. Confident candidates take more initiative, interact better with existing employees, and usually show some potential for leadership. Unfortunately with an over-abundness of confidence can come an overzealousness and cocky attitude, which

TRUE EXPERTISE SPURS FROM UNDERSTANDING.

The hiring process is scary no matter what the industry.  Navigating any market to find the right candidate or employee can be very difficult and requires genuine knowledge of people and the industry as a whole.  At MSA, we have taken a bit of a

THEY DON’T FIT THE MOLD.

If someone is fun loving, gets along with everyone and can work a room; they have the perfect qualities to be in sales. Let’s say someone is great with numbers, very detail oriented and keeps all their projects running smoothly; they are destined for the

WORKING SMART NOT HARD

Are you a take charge kind-of-person or do you prefer having others along side as you journey down the path of life?  Regardless of your personality, the old adage to “work smart, not hard” can pay huge dividends when you’re looking for a new career